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JMINNELSON SparkPoints: (35,466)
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1/12/08 4:58 P


Summer Goals

Get as close to 180 as I can get before the end of summer

Try to get back into walking every day, as soon as the mornings are consistently cooler

166 by Christmas

2) Keep tracking my calories, trying to stay just under my range (1450)

1/12/08 4:49 P

Tired and Relaxed at the same time emoticon

"Optimism is the foundation of courage."
- Nicholas Murray Butler

"A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step."

-Butler Janet Oberholtzer

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God. :)

Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Sorrows keep You Human,
Failures keep You Humble,
Success keeps You Glowing,
But Only God keeps You Going!
JAMESGIRLLL Posts: 1,992
1/12/08 4:46 P



DRMCTCHR4980 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 293
1/12/08 4:36 P


Reach high for stars lie hidden in your soul; dream deep for every dream precedes.
1/12/08 4:34 P

Tired - time for a power nap emoticon

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
1/12/08 4:12 P

Relaxed and confident.

1/12/08 4:11 P

Amazed--I felt my first true hunger pang this morning for the first time in YEARS. I'm talking true hunger here people. Not just an "I'm hungry" but my body really signaled me AND I hear it. Major ephiphany for us (me and my shadow).

Anyhoo, another word is scared. I'm co-hosting a brunch tomorrow with some really fabulous cooks. I don't want to undo any of the work I've already done. I'm just praying for strength and will power. If I don't eat anything, it will elicit tons o' questions and I don't want this lovely brunch to be overshadowed by dieting. I'm welcoming all prayers.

"In ten years time I'm not going to look back and regret missing a tv show or eating ice cream, but if I'm fat this time next year, then I will regret that" loosely paraphrased by Adrienne, a Spark Diva whose quote just really hit home for me.

Glittery hugs,
Where's My Tiara
1/12/08 4:07 P

Great job !!! I hope I can do as well.

If this was your last day what would you be doing and why aren't you doing it now!!!!
DANLIN60 Posts: 7,367
1/12/08 3:57 P

DETERMINED AND EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

No body ever promised us a tomorrow.

Hate is a very strong word.

Think before we use it

Hugs DanLin

Have a wonderful day!!!!
MISSJAI SparkPoints: (20,000)
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Posts: 659
1/12/08 3:55 P

My word for today is encouraged and strong!!!! emoticon

Philipians 4:13 NIV "I can do everything through him who gives me strength"

Striving for fitness & flexibility.......

Weigh In's

2/23/2012~ 195.2lbs
BACKAGAININ2010 Posts: 3,691
1/12/08 3:40 P

Mine is also determined! Today is an emotional day (the anniversary of my mom's death) and last night I wanted to eat everything in the house. Took a nap, chewed gum, drank 24 ozs. of water and was victorious over the urge to have an emotional eating binge. I can do this!!!


A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
-Stephen Dolley Jr.

Highest weight: August 2007 - 311

Rejoined SP:
Nov. 20, 2007 - 305
HAVANESE1 SparkPoints: (17,347)
Fitness Minutes: (12,749)
Posts: 9,460
1/12/08 3:37 P

emoticon Determined! To finally stop the vicious yoyo dieting

BLANE18 Posts: 253
1/12/08 3:24 P

Hopeful. Hopeful that I'll get back on track and my motivation will pick up!


"Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself."
~Theodore T. Hunger
1/12/08 3:20 P

Happy! I had a great workout this morning emoticon



PURPLE01 Posts: 476
1/12/08 3:14 P

Mine today is Encouraged. My husband and I just had our first training session with a personal trainer this past Thursday, and boy are we both sore, but we are continuing to go daily to work thru the stiffness and sore muscles that have not been used this way in a long time. emoticon

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.

- Anonymous

"The more your man loves you, the sexier you are to him. The long haul will take care of itself."- Unknown

SKINNYJEANS33 Posts: 290
1/12/08 3:13 P

BLAH!! Have no energy today. I did get a 30 minute run in this morning even though I didnt feel up to it. Normally a good work out would pick me/ my energy level up but not today. Not sure whats up!

Live every moment as if its your last!
I never knew the meaning of love until I held my babies in my arms.
I didnt know I could love with my heart outside of my body!!

Goal weight met! 10/25/2008
Ticker reset for 10 more pounds! Then I will enter maintence!
CFRIEL0945 Posts: 41
1/12/08 3:10 P

Sexy. Nothing beats being healthy, active and strong.

BAREFOOT_POET Posts: 2,355
1/12/08 3:03 P

Energetic, Vibrant, Happy


And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin
American Author
GELOCIN Posts: 249
1/12/08 2:58 P

Hopeful. I have been doing very well this week and have lost 2.5 lbs. I have been exercising today and feel good, but am going out to eat tonight with a friend and I hope I have the willpower to order healthy. Wish me luck!

I think I can, I think I can!
KRYSTAJACKSON SparkPoints: (0)
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1/12/08 2:54 P


My business website:

A determined approach, a plan and lots of help will make me a weight loss winner!
VSTROUD Posts: 36
1/12/08 2:50 P

Determined! and ready to make this a lifestyle change and not just another failed diet that has an end.

Thank you SparkPeople for giving me new found HOPE!


What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. Make it a good one!

SW - 220 - 1/10/08
LW - 213 - 2/07/08
CW - 213 - 2/14/08

Start Measurements - 1/12/08
Waist: 39"
Hips: 49.5"
Neck: 15"
Current Measurements - 2/14/08
Waist: 36.75"
Hips: 46"
Neck: 13.75"
CARPENT5 Posts: 768
1/12/08 2:45 P

Focused . . .

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
1/12/08 2:42 P

I would have to say my word is bubbly. I feel so happy since I have been working out, and it's only getting better. Now, I just want to lose some weight or some inches. :D


"I still haven't found what I am looking for."

BLARWFE Posts: 462
1/12/08 2:32 P

Relaxed. I'm so at ease now that the hubby is stateside for a while, and we're getting back to "normal" life. Plus, I am excited about getting back on track, makes me feel better to know where I'm headed.

"If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain" ~Dolly Parton~

VKKESU Posts: 978
1/12/08 2:19 P

Content. I'd say that's my word. I've never really felt it this much before. I've learned so much and am controling my food better than I thought I could. I two pounds from my final goal, but don't feel any pressure to get there. I hit my main goal and am acutally pretty happy with myself.

If you don't love can you expect others to.
~LADY~MABH~ SparkPoints: (0)
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1/12/08 2:18 P

optimistic emoticon

CHRISTYA1976 Posts: 6
1/12/08 2:18 P


JULISABROCAR SparkPoints: (62,679)
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1/12/08 1:57 P


"If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?" -Basil S. Walsh

I believe anything is possible - so decide, define and achieve!
1/12/08 1:55 P

Sorry to be so unoriginal, but I am sticking with fierce! I am participating in a fitness challenge at my gym and we had our first "boot camp" session this morning. All of the activities I was sure I would not be able to do, I did them, and I feel FABULOUS! Ok, maybe I will change my word to FABULOUS!!! emoticon

1/12/08 1:53 P

My word for today is encouraged!

"A tree growing out of the ground is as lovely today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods." ~ Robert Henry
LINKAFER Posts: 100
1/12/08 1:50 P

My word that describes me today is determined! I'm feeling very determined to change some things in my life!

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." -Jillian Michaels
~~BARB~~ Posts: 19
1/12/08 1:49 P

Motivated. I am working hard to work out and get in my water and eat better. emoticon

CATHYLCAR SparkPoints: (0)
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1/12/08 1:46 P

Great question! I would have to say "WORTHY"
I am worthy of staying at goal and and living a healthy life through eating correctly and exercise. I think so many times we sabotage ourselves into thinking that we are not worth the effort. But we are. We need to learn that we are truly worth it. This is the only body we have and who better to take care of it and treat it like the jewel that it is. emoticon

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain" unknown
BAJADON40 Posts: 84
1/12/08 1:42 P

Jovial emoticon

1/12/08 1:40 P


HEARTOLOVE SparkPoints: (20,774)
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1/12/08 1:36 P

Online Now  • ))

"keep coming back, it works if you work it!"

BLUECAMEO SparkPoints: (86,379)
Fitness Minutes: (65,446)
Posts: 6,405
1/12/08 1:30 P


Live the life you've imagined!

BOLEYN Posts: 54
1/12/08 1:28 P

Great topic! My word is optimistic - I've done sit-ups, push-ups, played with my puppy, and am hitting the gym before going out to enjoy the Seahawks game with my boyfriend and friends! Hope everyone has a great day!! :)

LAVOIEKR Posts: 64
1/12/08 1:26 P

Motivated and happy!!!! :o)

TAMMYMU Posts: 279
1/12/08 1:09 P

I am a winner and I can achieve whatever goals I set for myself in Jesus' name!

SW: 260

8/4 CW: 225
8/26 CW 220
9/1 CW 217; -2 in. lost
9/11 CW 214/-3 pds
9/19 CW 215/+1
9/26 CW 216/ +1
10/3 CW 213/ -3
10/11 cw 212/-1
10/17 cw207/-5
10/24 CW 204/-3
11/29 CW 207/+3
Short goal: focus on 5 pounds at a time.

Long goal: 120-125 pounds
1/12/08 1:09 P


PYALLY Posts: 20
1/12/08 1:06 P


I can't seem to get the motivation to stay on track but by reading all the posts and other info on this site I am hopeful. emoticon

ELLYFAV SparkPoints: (0)
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1/12/08 1:02 P


1/12/08 1:01 P

determined....... emoticon

1/12/08 12:57 P

ummm sickly is my word for the day. Sinus pressure is no fun...
But maybe tomorrows will be intense!

The hardest to learn is the least complicated - Indigo Girls

Mini Goal 10 pounds by March 1st.
TINKERLY SparkPoints: (46,694)
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Posts: 2,033
1/12/08 12:53 P

Sadly, SLUGGISH will have to be the word for today!

SAKOBUG Posts: 1,147
1/12/08 12:53 P

Unfortunately I would have to say so far the word of the day is "exasperated!" It's been a high-maintenance mom day so far.

ANNEP70 Posts: 22
1/12/08 12:48 P


Congrats for your willpower!

I am happy today, and this week, as I have just recently found about this site and just love it!

LUTHERANCHICK2 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 12
1/12/08 12:40 P

Congrats on staying away from your temptation!

Today my word would be content! I have maintained my eating plan all week - even though it was an incredibly stressful week (and I am an emotional eater)!

I am content and proud today!


Lord, every moment is in Your hands. I have ideas for my life and plans that I hope are fulfilled. Remind me today that every moment is precious and to live that moment as if it were my last. Life is unpredictable but You are not. Let Your love capture my every thought so my life reflects You, Amen.
GOAL142 SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 566
1/12/08 9:43 A

"furiously eager or intense"

That's my new word for the day. Mentally, I am getting more and more committed to my weight-loss goals, including eating right, drinking more water, and excersing more. I found myself in a store yesterday where the owner was handing out fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate. I also heard myself saying "No thank you, I just brushed my teeth". Ok, so I lied, I had brushed my teeth acouple hours before. But I stood up for myself without disappointing the nice lady who offered my those sexy strawberries. I had to pinch myself! Did I, overweight mother of 5, just refuse a food of the gods?!?!

To top it off, the store owner thought maybe I just wasn't into strawberries and offered me a homemade chocolate peanut-butter cup. ARRRG! My Achilles Heel! I politely said "No thank you dear, maybe next time". Who said that?! HEY, I DID!

Yep, I did :o) Feirce!

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